Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Napkin holders

The boys just made these cute turkey napkin holders for Thanksgiving out of their hands!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Moon

Tonight Mo took charge of the kids and gave me a night out! I went out to see New Moon with some friends. It was so good. Much better than the Twilight movie. We had two babies with us and I couldn't believe how quite they were. Thanks Tanya for picking up the tickets I had a great time!

Monday, November 16, 2009


The Boys started to decorate for Tanner's pretend 5th birthday and they ended up with this! My whole bedroom floor was covered with their books! We also had our Super Saturday recently and I made a Scarecrow door hanger. The black thing is a crow on his hat!
I also got a crazy deal this past week. I got tanner 3 pairs of jeans and a shirt from Old Navy for $11 dollars. I just happen to get lucky that a friend sent me a 30% off coupon and Mo and I both were able to get gift cards that were being past out at the Mall that day. In the last couple of days tanner has gotten 3 pairs of jeans, 3 shirts, 2 pairs of shoes, a package of socks and a belt for a total of $30. I fell like a great shopper.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Power Punch

Oh ya another way I've added healthy things to my kids meals is by putting pureed coliflower into mashed potatoes or scrambled eggs. Tanner always ask for green eggs which is just cooked and then pureed spinach put into scrambled eggs. I also have a great recipe for homemade chicken nuggets that is pretty healthy if you're interested.

Pumpkin Oatmeal

1c. skim milk
1/4c. brown sugar
1/4c. canned pumpkin or sweet potato puree (i use pumpkin)
1t. vanilla extract (opt)
1/4t cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice
1c. oats
2 t. peanut butter (opt. but very good)
dried fruit and nuts and maple syrup for serving (opt)

Bring ingredients to a boil and add oatmeal. Tasty and fun for the holidays

Yummy Rice Balls

Here's for the neighbors! I thought this was pretty good and my kids loved these

1c brown cooked rice
3 t. olive oil
1/4 lb chicken
1 1/4 t. salt
1/8 t. pepper
1/2 c. sweet potato puree
1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 c. buttermilk (I used skim milk and added a little lemon juice)
1 egg lightly beaten
1/2 c. spinach or broccoli or butternut squash puree (i used butternut squash)
1 1/2 c. whole wheat cracker crumbs or bread crumbs

Cook chicken in 1 teaspoon oil, sprinkle with 1/4t. salt and pepper and cook till no longer pink. Cut chicken into chunks and grind up in blender. Add sweet potato puree, cheese, 1 t. salt, and buttermilk, blend until smooth. Transfer to large bowl and stir in cooked rice. Roll into 1 inch balls and put on wax or aluminum paper. In small bowl beat egg and vegetable puree. Put crumbs in bowl. Dip rice balls in egg mixture then roll in crumbs to coat. IN skillet heat oil and add rice balls for 5-7 minutes. spray with cooking spray until browned and crisp all over. Serve warm. makes about 40 rice balls. Yummy!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Well I didn't take to many pictures. Brayden didn't want to wear a costume and Tanner's was put together in 10 mintues (and it showed) We had a ward Halloween party and I made a cake for it. The neighborhood kids who were over that day were great helpers and told me all their opinions, if it looked good or not and what it was missing. Mo made some unique pancakes to remember the day by as well. The kids did pretty well on their candy stash and were good trick or treaters. We ended the night by eating Taco Bell's new black taco (they were giving them away for free!). They were pretty tasty!